‘Backstage: The Hard Knock Life Tour’ chronicled Jay-Z’s 1999 ‘Hard Knock Life’ tour, which was the highest grossing Hip Hop tour to date during that period of time.
The documentary also included footage of DMX, Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, Method Man and Red Man and a behind the scenes look at what went in to organising the tour.
One of my favourite scenes from the documentary involves ole Bruk Pocket (Damon Dash) and the then President of Def Jam Records Kevin Liles.
Bruk Pocket rants and raves about tour jackets (in front of his then young son) while Kevin attempts to appease him but fails miserably.
Check it out…. lol…..
Kevin had the power to request that this scene be edited out of the final cut, but he decided to keep it in which shocked many. He was happy to showcase Dame’s ignorance.
In 2009 Kevin Liles is Executive Vice President of the Warner Music Group and Dame’s been pushed in to no man’s land.
I’m sure that if they really wanted to Kevin or Warner Music Group Chairman/CEO Lyor Cohen could throw Dame a life line by offering him an executive position (L.A Reid did it for Jermaine Dupri).
But I guess some people have really long memories……
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